Writing Assignment 2
Making a relationship with the public or minority group always help law enforcement. Strong relationships and trustworthiness between police agencies and the communities they are serving are critical because it helps maintaining public safety and effective policing. The keys to build a strong and effective relationship are acknowledge and discuss with your communities the challenges you are facing, be transparent and accountable, maintain focus on the importance of collaboration, and be visible in the community, and promote internal diversity and ensure professional growth opportunities.
First, police agencies should acknowledge and discuss with your communities the challenges they are facing. Police uses of force and other incidents can damage the relationship between them and the communities. In some cases, a misconduct by a single officer in one city not only damages, but it also can gain nationwide attention and reduce trust of the police in generally. A variety of current day police strategies and tactics have contributed to mistrust of police in minority communities. These tactics raise issues of racial bias about the controversies about police use of force. Police should consider establishing strategies for ensuring that if one officer engages in misconduct, other officers will step in and stop it.
Second, transparency is essential to positive between police and community relationships. When a critical incident happen, agencies or police officer should try to release as much information about it as soon as possible, so the community will feel safe rather than the agencies keep and hide from the community. At the same time, it is also important to stress that the first information to emerge following a critical incident is preliminary and may change as more information becomes available. In other word, the chef of the police should let the news media and the public know that early information may not be correct and should correct any misinformation quickly. On the other hand, police departments should post information on the websites about detailing policies on use of force, community member complaints, and other issues. This information should be easily accessible to the community. The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing recommended that “to embrace a culture of transparency, law enforcement agencies should make all department policies available for public review and regularly post on the department’s website information about stops, summonses, arrests, reported crime, and other law enforcement data, aggregated by demographics.” Agencies may considering seek for recognition by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies or similar agencies as a method of demonstrating their commitment to excellence in law enforcement. Local police departments also provide a wealth of information about best practices to ensure constitutional policing. Many documents...